Re: Bio: Turner, Alexander & Jane
Contact: Carol


Alexander and Abraham Turner are not the same person. Alexander Turner of this biography enlisted in the 14th WIS INF, Co G on 17 Sep 1861 and was dicharged 26 Aug 1862 with a disability. He reenlisted in the same company on 22 Jan 1864 and was mustered out on 9 Oct 1865 in Mobile, AL. At the time of his enlistment, he lists his home as Chilton, Calumet Co. The Abraham Turner of the 37th WIS INF, Co. E enlisted on 31 Mar 1864 and mustered out on 27 Jul 1865. He lists his home as Roxbury, Dane Co. There is no known relationship between the two men.

Alexander Turner did not die during the CW. He lived in MN after the war, arriving there in 1865. Two of his children were born in MN after this date. The 1870 Census shows him with his family in Mower Co, MN. In 1874 he homesteaded on land in Olmsted Co, MN. In the 1880 Census he is living with his cousin in Clark Co, WI, assuming to help farm there, although his family is still living in Olmsted Co, MN. He died sometime between the 1880 Census and the 1890 Survivors and Widows Census when Jane Turner must have been living with relatives in Clark Co. She had several sisters and brothers there. In the 1900 Census she is living with her daughter's family in OR and dies in OR in 1917.



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